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A Nightmare For Dolphins Shipped To The Desert For New Tourist Attraction

(MARINE PARKS/DOLPHINS IN CAPTIVITY) Despite growing public opposition to places like SeaWorld and Marineland, Dolphinaris Arizona–a new $20 million dolphin park near Scottsdale, Arizona–officially opened it doors on October 15. The tourist attraction currently features three captive dolphins and provides customers with the opportunity to pay hundreds of dollars for “interactive experiences” like swimming with […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Vegans want to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, too! The drink’s demand is clearly apparent given the recent petition to Starbucks asking for a dairy-free option, so I figured this would be a good time to share my own recipe for pumpkin spice syrup. This recipe packs in more pumpkin than most vegan […]

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NYC inches closer to banning the use of wild animals for entertainment purposes.

Is NYC Next To Ban Wild Animals In Circuses?

(CIRCUS ANIMALS/ANIMAL NEWS) New York City is one step closer to banning wild animals in circuses. The new proposal has been gaining momentum, and now even Mayor Bill de Blasio is voicing his support of the measure. Heavily backed by NYCLASS–the same animal rights group that’s worked for years to ban horse-drawn carriages in Central […]

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A new ad released by the Humane Society Legislative Fund warns that a Donald Trump presidency “would be a threat to animals everywhere.” Photo Credit: Humane Society Legislative Fund

Humane Society: “Trump Presidency Would Be A Threat To Animals Everywhere”

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL POLITICS) Eliciting the most one-sided assortment of newspaper endorsements in history, the 2016 presidential election has been a particularly polarizing one. Editors of major news publications are breaking decades-long party loyalties by endorsing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. And while some traditionally Republican-sided papers have switched teams in this election–perhaps even for the first […]

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TripAdvisor Tells Animal Attractions To Hit The Road

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL TOURISM) This week, one of the world’s leading travel review and booking websites,, announced they will discontinue sales for hundreds of attractions where travelers are able to interact with animals in captivity. This includes cruel animal attractions like elephant rides, swimming with dolphins, and petting endangered species such as tigers. The move […]

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A research primate at University of California, Berkeley, 1967. Photo Credit Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

No Such Thing As “Responsible” Research: Second Thoughts Of An Animal Researcher

(ANIMAL TESTING/RESEARCH ANIMALS) In 2011, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) put an end to biomedical and behavioral research on chimpanzees, claiming they deserved “special consideration and respect” as the closest human relative. But chimps are far from being the only nonhuman primates used in NIH research then, or now. An estimated 70,000 other primates […]

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<p>This Mexican tortilla pizza will kick-start your week in a big way! Photo Credit: Food Network</p>

Meat-Free Monday: Pizza Time!

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Kick-start your week with a Mexican treat! This marvelous medley of tomato, cilantro, and homemade bean dip will make you loco for more. So make your Monday a fiesta, and try this vegan Mexican tortilla pizza recipe today! — Global Animal

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<p>Try this amazing vegan rice salad. Photo Credit: Vegangela</p>

Meat-Free Monday: Zesty Rice Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Summer is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with this bright and fun salad? This Thai-inspired dish with cilantro, peanuts, fresh lime juice, and mango is bursting with bold flavors and meat-free deliciousness. So take your taste buds on an exotic journey, and try this delightful recipe today! — […]

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A caged beagle cowers in fear. Photo Credit: PETA

Big Pharma Labs Conduct Cruel Experiments On Dogs, Monkeys, Rats

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/LAB ANIMALS) After a whistleblower reported horrific animal cruelty taking place at MPI Research, PETA filed complaints calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institutes of Health to investigate the allegations. Hired by big corporations and universities like Merck, ArmaGen Technologies, Gilead Sciences, and the University of North Carolina at […]

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Gun Violence & Humane Education

(SPORT HUNTING/OP-ED) While gun control continues to be a hot topic for debate, many across the nation are pointing to hunting as an example of “responsible” gun ownership. Dr. Sujatha Ramakrishna, author of Raising Kids Who Love Animals, weighs in on the strong correlation between animal cruelty and violence towards human beings, while emphasizing the […]

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<p>Try this avocado and tangerine salad with jalapeno vinaigrette today! Photo Credit: Bon Appetit</p>

Meat-Free Monday: 4th Of July Style

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Have an animal-friendly 4th of July with this fun and festive vegan recipe! Bursting with fireworks of flavor, this avocado and tangerine salad with homemade jalapeño vinaigrette will make the perfect addition to any Independence Day celebration. So, grab your sparklers and salad tongs, and try this party on your plate today! […]

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Is It Possible To Eat Meat Without Killing Animals?

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL SCIENCE) WASHINGTON— Uma S. Valeti, a cardiologist who trained at the Mayo Clinic, has developed an innovative way of farming meat without killing animals. This technique, which harvests animal cells in a laboratory, could transform the inhumane meat industry as we know it. Meat derived from slaughterhouses or animal farms can be packed […]

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<p>A chip the grain of rice may bring Fido home. Photo Credit: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times</p>

Is Your Pet Chipped?

(CATS & DOGS/PET CARE) Pet microchipping has come a long way since it originated over two decades ago. Pet chipping companies like HomeAgain now alert you when pets in your area go missing, and even come with an iPhone app that will let you upload pictures of your lost pet. Every year approximately 10 million […]

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